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Nov 1, 2012 9:00pm PDT
decided it was time to leave. he would transfer to columbia university in new york city. >> one day he told me he was transferring to columbia. he had, i think, a need for a more expansive environment, more stimulating urban environment to grow intellectually. so that was his choice. >> he needed to actually physically leave and fly across the country and start again at this much more rigorous school to be barack obama, the promising young scholar intellectual that would grow up to be president. >> narrator: barack obama came east to engage the world, especially the black world. he started by moving to the edge of harlem. >> if we wanted things to be harder for ourselves, we succeeded wonderfully. it was kind of a gritty neighborhood. the apartment next door to us on the third floor was burned out and stayed that way e whe me tt weived there. we had, like, five locks on the door, including one of those bars that you put in after you've gone inside the apartment. >> narrator: a couple of friends from the oxy days joined him. >> i think it was complete intimidation by new york city, w
Nov 15, 2012 3:00am EST
, joan had set out on her own. she was a singer and a dancer at the latin quarter in new york city. she married tom foley, her high school sweetheart, and began her life as a marine wife. nine years later, their daughter kathleen was born. life was good. but then, after 54 years of marriage, tom got sick. >> my husband died of lung cancer. and he went through chemo and radiation, and then more chemo and then more radiation. and he was sick and miserable frequently, if not most of that time. but because i saw how he suffered, i made up my mind, i... when it was my turn, i was going to make sure that i don't go that way. >> narrator: in 2006, joan got remarried to art butterstein, a 86-year-old widower. then, two years later, she found t that she too had lung cancer. >> i told them immediately. i said, "i have no intention of going through all the chemo. not at my age, and not with what i know is already wrong with my body. it's not going to make me have a lovely old life." all right, what about this? 34 down. >> "words seen in brackets." >> s-i-c, sic. >> a few months ago, she went to th
Nov 23, 2012 3:00am PST
the new york city production location. and what it is is a model 1851 colt's patent revolver. it's not made in 1851. that's just the model. they made these on up until 1873, which was still way before teddy roosevelt. if we turn the gun over, we have the serial number. it's 128,000. and thanks to mr. colt's bookkeepers, we know that that was made in 1862. oh, okay. so it was made during the heart of the civilar. what's special about it is that we have the letter e. yes. and that's very important for a colt firearm. that lets us know that it was to be engraved or embellished. this gun has beautiful scrollwork. yes. s. classic styling. i mean, it... wow. if you notice, there's a wolf's head. you can see the eye, the mouth. that's the sign of being engraved at the shop of gustav young, who was the premier engraver for colt firearms. he was like the picasso of gun working. oh, my god. to a colt guy, that sends chills up your arm. because it's not signed by him, it doesn't have his name on it, we can't say that he's the one that engraved it. we know that it's in his style and is going t
Search Results 0 to 10 of about 11 (some duplicates have been removed)